BERKS, LANCASTER TOP HEADLINES 03/17


>>Suspect Wanted For Killing Teen In Reading Arrested In New York City

(Reading, PA) -- The man who is being accused of killing a 17-year-old boy in Reading is now behind bars. Robert Saintkitts was arrested yesterday by police in New York City. R-P-D investigators got a warrant last week for his arrest and charged him of the first and third-degree murder of Francisco Soto Junior in Reading last month. Officials say Saintkitts is being held in a New York state prison until he can be moved to Pennsylvania.

>>Cumru Township Getting About $1.5M From Federal Stimulus Funding

(Cumru Township, PA) -- Cumru Township is going to be getting some help from federal stimulus funding soon. The township's Board of Commissioners announced yesterday that it has been allocated a little over one-and-a-half-million-dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act. Officials say they are planning to use the money to replace an outdated water and sewer system at the municipal campus in order to start construction on a new fire station.

>>TEC Centro Opens New Location InLancaster

(Lancaster, PA) -- TEC Centro is opening a new location inLancasterto help more people from underserved communities get stable jobs. The Spanish American Civic Association inLancasterannounced yesterday that the new location will open on High Street soon. The TEC Centro program helps train people with low incomes to be HVAC technicians, refrigeration specialists, electrical technicians or plumbers. Officials say they hope the new TEC Centro west location will be fully operational by the end of this December.

>>Kutztown Folk Festival To Go Virtual Again This Year

(Kutztown, PA) -- The popular Kutztown Folk Festival is going to be held virtually again this year. Organizers announced yesterday that the 72nd annual festival will have to be held online from June 26th until July 4th because of concerns over the health and safety of people trying to attend an event in-person. The virtual event will feature social media updates from different craftsmen, entertainers and longtime participants as well as an archive of videos, photos and stories from previous years. The organizers say they are working very hard and are committed to opening the festival for 2022.

>>Albright Colleges To Host Graduation Ceremony

(Reading, PA) -- Albright College is going to have an in-person graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 and the class of 2021. The school announced yesterday that the two commencement ceremonies will be held at the Santander Arena in downtown Reading on May 30th. State Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman will also receive an honorary doctorate of humanities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Albright College graduation in 1991.


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